A police firearms officer has been suspended and could face prosecution following the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jermaine Baker. The father-of-two from Tottenham, north London, died from a single gunshot wound during a police operation near Wood Green Crown Court on Friday (Dec 12).
A stand-off with police after attempts to help gang members Izzet Eren, 32, and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, to escape on their way to court resulted in Baker being killed, it has been reported.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it has launched a criminal homicide investigation into the death. This could see the police face murder or manslaughter charges.
Louisiana State Police released on Wednesday morning documents related to the arrests of two Marksville Ward 2 deputy marshals in the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis.
The documents, an initial report, warrants and booking sheets for suspects Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, were released after 12th Judicial District Judge William Bennett on Tuesday modified a gag order he’d issued weeks before in the cases of both men.
Both men face second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges in the death of Jeremy and the shooting of his father, Chris Few.
State investigators conceded on Thursday that local police officers had fired the shots that killed a small boy in Marksville, Louisiana, and disavowed an earlier explanation for why the officers deployed their guns.
The boy, Jeremy Mardis, died on Tuesday night after police shot into a car driven by his father, Chris Few. On Thursday, Colonel Michael Edmonson, head of the Louisiana state police, denied earlier reports that Few had been reversing his car toward the officers, who then had to defend themselves. “No. I didn’t say that,” he told the Guardian. “That didn’t come from me.”
At a press conference, Edmonson initially described the shooting as “an exchange of gunfire”, but later clarified that only the officers had shot, and that investigators had found no gun in Few’s car.